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Posted by Anonymous on 05/05/2010
I've been to Maya several times over the past few years and have never been disappointed. It is a little pricey so I only go on special occasions, but each time I go it's well worth it. Some of my favorites are the Tamal al Chipotle, Flautas, Enchiladas de Pollo, Mole Poblano, Tampiquena, and Huachinango (personally I like chicken and beef much more than seafood, so I haven't tried a lot of the seafood dishes to give an opinion but the red snapper was great). I've also tried their mango mojito, sangria, and limonada de fresa which are all quite tasty. And as a side note, Maya's sangria is the REAL DEAL! You're supposed to add a bit of brandy or hard liquor to real Sangria but most places are too cheap to do so. In spite of the price tag I really can't say enough good things about the food at Maya. Amazing food, great drinks, and nice staff. Aside from a slightly cheaper price tag, what more can you ask for?
Posted by Meredith on 04/05/2010
The plates were all done up and decorated well, but the food was mediocre. I can get the same quality at Blockheads for $20 versus $85 spent at Maya. We ate guacamole (pretty decent) and chowed on appetizers, all which arrived in a timely manner. However, someone must have hopped a train to Mexico and back to get the dinner. We had finished out appetizers and waited another 20 minutes before dinner arrived. Get appetizers (entradas) as your meal--you get more food for half the price (at least, that was the case with what we ordered...!). Waiter kept forgetting things and made up excuses, but was nice otherwise and accommodated my special request for a side of vegetables. Best thing about the meal was the mango mojito, though it was rather weak. Tasty, but not worth $12. Maybe I would have appreciate it more if it came in a pitcher.
Posted by Renee on 11/06/2009
Have been looking for good Mexican food, and tried this place several times. Huge quantities of bland, starchy, and often overcooked food. Lots of cheap filler in the guacamole so that any taste of avocado is incidental, but the accompanying tortilla chips are so greasy you will hardly notice. Desserts are beyond sweet. Add cheesy decor, high noise level, and a staggering bill, and you have one really disappointing evening to remember. We're looking elsewhere.
Posted by Taken for a ride.... on 05/06/2009
I made reservations for Cinco de Mayo thinking it would be a great place to have dinner and enjoy the mariachi music. It was pleasant enough, however, they brought us a fixed meal dinner for $50 a person. They never mentioned that it was a fixed meal deal when I made the reservations and I felt horrible because I had arranged everything for the group of people I went out with -- not all of them could afford $100 meal (with drinks). I just ate at the Four Seasons and would expect to pay $100 for a meal there -- not for mexican infusion. In my opinion it's not worth the price!
Posted by SOOOOO GOOD! on 04/21/2009
All of the food I have had here is amazing beyond belief. I have made reservations each time I have gone and they are ALWAYS late seating us (usually 20 or 30 mins late). However, it is always well worth the wait! Can get a little loud and crowded on Fri & Sat but, nothing too unpleasant. There is some mildly snotty service and also some very sweet and helpful service. The only thing I don't like is that their Sangria is NOT real Sangria- Sangria is made with wine and only wine in its true form. They put some sort of nasty hard liquor in the Sangria. Otherwise, everything is perfect.
Posted by Maya first and last timer on 02/15/2009
Food quality was inconsistent on valentines day. The scallop appetizer was delishes, but I had to send my steak back as it was overcooked. The custard desert was small, all for a pre fix price of $65. We also ordered guac and two margaritas. The table side guac did not have nearly the flavor that other places do, and the drinks were all mix no alcohol. The restaurant atmosphere was also quit old a bit older than I expected. Upper east is usually an older crowd, but this place was full of senior citizens on a Saturday night. Servce was good, but as I mentioned, $65 for a prix fix was way over priced. 2 prix fix, two drinks, guac + tip was about $200. Would I go back - probably not. But in the end, did I enjoy our dinner? Of course, but not because of the food or restaurant, but rather because I had the cutest most lovable date on this valentines day.
Posted by Mike from Texas on 11/03/2008
In Texas south-of-the-border restaurants abound on every corner. In Dallas this place would have rated close to a four star for food and service, but a Lone Star for price. Excuse the pun.